RFRA leads to local cancellations

Apr 6, 2015

The Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau has received four cancellations due to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. 

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The cancellations occurred before RFRA was amended, Bureau Director Bob Warren told WNIN. They included three family vacations and a small corporate meeting.

Warren says he doesn’t know how much revenue might have been lost because of the corporate cancellation. 

The convention bureau is in touch with others across the state, Warren said. But it's not planning a new campaign to attract visitors – at least not yet.

Some Indiana agencies are boosting efforts to depict the state as welcoming and inclusive. Governor Pence signed a amendment last week to clarify that the law can't be used to discriminate.